At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are closely monitoring updates and alerts from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

Please note that Shriners Hospitals for Children does not administer COVID-19 testing or treatment at this time. If your child has an upcoming appointment and you or your child are exhibiting a cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath or flu like symptoms, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location to reschedule the appointment.

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Care at home

Care at home

Coming home from the hospital is a happy time. It means your child is getting better. At home, you will have to take care of your child to help them continue to heal. On this page we have provided a list of educational resources to help you care for your child. Please don’t hesitate to call our outpatient clinic at 916-453-2000 if you have questions or need more information.

Cast care

Parents, please make every effort to keep your child’s cast clinic appointment. If you miss the appointment and treatment is delayed, your child may have to wear the cast longer. If you are unable to keep an appointment, please notify the clinic to reschedule as soon as possible: 916-453-2180.

Information and printable cast care instructions:

Learn more about how our cast technicians enjoy designing special casts for every child.

Orthotics and prosthetics

Information and printable at-home resources for orthotics and prosthetics:

Outpatient burn care

If you have any questions about dressing changes, please call the clinic at 916-453-2180.

Information and printable burn care discharge instructions:

Pressure garments

Please follow the instructions to care for your pressure garment. Please bring all pressure garments with you each time you return for a clinic appointment. Please call 916-453-2240 if you have any problems or questions.

Information and printable care guide for your pressure garments:

Laser procedure aftercare

Call the clinic right away at 916-453-2182 if you suspect an infection.

Information and printable care guide for laser procedure aftercare: